In the lull vetween Christmas and New Years Day, Leroy is bored. Though he has some pretty cool toys, chemistry set, and woodburning kit, he seems to find ways to pester his uncle.
A newspaper article hints at some good news for the Water Commissioner. A letter from the vacationing Leila Ransome picks is spirits up even further. What does SWAK mean on the outside of an envelope? Is that a good thing? Will Gildy find any privacy to read his letter? Even on his way to the office seems to offernothing but distraxctions.
Floyd the barber shares the town gossip, and confirms the big goverbnment contractor who has come to town. Will Gildy be part of the big time wheeling and dealing? A home emergency calls Gildy home to calm the frantic situation, when Leroy has concocted a batch of nitro glisserine with his home chemistry setMaybe Peavey can offer some lrofessional advice? The government contractor may be able to solve the problem.
Note: In eplog Gildy tells about his upcoming appearance on the Fibber McGee and Molly show.